Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum - Windows
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Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum - Windows, Version 5
Do you remember the fable from India in which the blind men took turns investigating an elephant's shape? One felt the tusk and thought an elephant was like a spear, while another felt the trunk and thought an elephant was like a snake. I was very much reminded of this fable when I asked two employees to review the number one best-selling typing software for children, Typing Instructor for Kids.
Terrific or Troublesome?
One saw the program as troublesome because of the occasional references to luck or wishing, the sporadic glimpses of skeletons or peering eyes, and the fact that children are asked to consult a talking stone if they need additional typing instruction. But the other reviewer saw it as an exciting, motivating method of teaching young children how to touch-type.
Multi-Level Games, Graduated Drills, and Hundreds of Activities
This version of the interactive fiction typing game, Typing Instructor for Kids 5.0, offers thirty-plus action-packed, multi-level game challenges; graduated drills and lesson plans; hundreds of activities, exercises, and tests; and bilingual learning in English and Spanish.
Ten Customizable Plans – With or Without Games
Using proven typing techniques, children will master the keyboard while journeying with Toby and Lafitte to five imaginative lands where they learn proper typing techniques and build keyboarding skills. Just choose a typing plan, set a words-per-minute goal, and as your child explores Typer Island he will learn typing along the way. The engaging lessons and exercises teach children important typing skills, including speed and accuracy. If your children find your old typing program boring, and if you are looking for the right balance of education, entertainment, and motivation in a typing program, then consider the award-winning Typing Instructor for Kids 5.0.
Track results for up to five typists!
Publisher: Individual Software
Version: For Kids, Version 5, Platinum
Publisher's Recommended Age Range: 6-12 Years
Compatible With: Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7
Awards and Endorsements:
The Old Schoolhouse 2013 Excellence in Education Winners
#1 Best-Selling Typing Software in 2010
Gold Award – TopTenREVIEWS
Children’s Software Revue — All Star Software 5 Star Award
Codie Award Finalist — Best Instruction Solution in Other Curriculum Areas
Newsweek Magazine — Top 50 CD-ROMs
I learned to hunt and peck when I was a kid, LOL. I got a late start as well. I'm really glad this program is recommended for my daughter's age, because she's getting a start in an imperative skill--typing. It's not her favorite subject, but one day she'll be glad she took it.
Nice graphics, we will cover some basic typing prior to using typing instructor. Was difficult for my student initially.
I used this program for all three of my children, and I am keeping it for my grandchildren! My children all thought it was just a new game I had bought them. They all enjoyed using it and it helped them all master the keyboard.
My son LOVES this. Asks for typing every day! He is in piano and it has improved his finger skills there as well. Easy to set up and move through.
My daughter loves this, but for now it’s just an extra. It came with her 3rd grade kit, but we won’t be using it more often until she’s slightly older. She does enjoy it and thinks it’s more of a play time activity.